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Editor’s Comment: The excitement of springtime

Editor’s Comment: The excitement of springtime

By LAURA TOOGOOD ¦ Editor & Travel Editor of The Sloaney It has been a cracking start to 2014 for The Sloaney team and our writers have been busy attending premieres, discovering new beauty products, reporting from fashion shows, admiring artwork and exploring exciting holiday destinations. As our regular readers know, I have a particular […]

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Skiing in the French resort of Val d’Isere

Skiing in the French resort of Val d’Isere

After trying several ski destinations in America, LAURA TOOGOOD returns to the Alps to explore Val d’Isere… In recent years I have ventured to America for my annual skiing trip. My first experience of taking to the slopes stateside was at Killington in Vermont, before heading to Vail in Colorado and finally Lake Tahoe in California. […]

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A weekend escape in the city at The Corinthia

A weekend escape in the city at The Corinthia

POPPY CROSS sets off in search of some peace and quiet within hectic London… When I think about getting away from it all – the noise, pollution, pushing and shoving, traffic, congestion, crowds and generally the crazy pace of London life – my mind wonders to the mountains. I imagine that I am high above the […]

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Parallax International Art Fair

Parallax International Art Fair

The Parallax International Art Fair is one of those events that should be high up on your ‘to do’ list. If you don’t have a habit of visiting such fairs or galleries, this occasion is a perfect introduction to the art scene. It presents a dynamic selection of work that has been created by both […]

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The Winter Skin Rescue Guide

NATASHA EDDERY | SENIOR FEATURES WRITER At this time of year we cannot escape dull looking skin, but we can certainly give it a helping hand. Here is a list of luxury skincare products that will help come to the rescue and fight off the elements during the grueling winter months. Laser Treatment Clinic Ultra-Smooth Sea […]

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Fashion Preview: Luxury Men’s Bags from I Love 2 Love

Fashion Preview: Luxury Men’s Bags from I Love 2 Love

Believe it or not, men can actually be fussier than women when it comes to selecting a new bag. While ladies have a whole host of options available, finding a distinctive, timeless and high quality men’s bag can prove a more difficult challenge. Forget the bright, bold and playful designs that grace the window displays […]

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Yumbles: Handpicked food products from independent producers

Yumbles: Handpicked food products from independent producers

The foodies in The Sloaney team were rather excited to learn about the launch of a new online food marketplace called Yumbles. Yumbles has been created to support talented, independent food producers and also helps provide consumers with a selection of diverse brands. The marketplace features only the best, handpicked food products for buyers. Food markets […]

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The British Summer Social Season Guide 2016

Introducing our new guide to The Season…

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Champagne Pommery releases Cuvée Louise 2002

Champagne Pommery releases Cuvée Louise 2002

Pommery has released a new vintage of Cuvée Louise and some experts are billing it as the greatest yet. 2002 has become known as one of the best years in the last decade for champagne and ever since Champagne Pommery released their first cuvee, it has been dedicated to the daughter of the founders, Louise. As […]

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The Royal Scotsman introduces The Golf Tour for 2014

The Royal Scotsman introduces The Golf Tour for 2014

The UK’s only luxury sleeper train, The Royal Scotsman, has launched The Golf Tour; a five day journey exploring Scotland’s famed golf courses. Departing from Edinburgh on 18th May and 22nd September 2014, the train will travel through the Scottish Highlands, transporting guests seamlessly between the world class courses, in the height of luxury. En route, golfers will […]

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Justerini & Brooks launches exclusive fine wine events

Justerini & Brooks launches exclusive fine wine events

Justerini & Brooks has launched a series of exclusive fine wine events for 2014. The events will be hosted by their expert buying team, who will share their in-depth knowledge of the industry to those who attend. The series will begin on Monday the 24th of February with the Red Burgundy by Village Tasting. It […]

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Art: Where Are All The Women?

Art: Where Are All The Women?

| By Rebecca Jarvest, Art Editor | It’s 1997. You’ve got the Spice Girls playing full volume (on tape, of course). You’re singing “Girl Power” into your hairbrush-turned-microphone and yes, you feel on top of the world. Of course, it took a long time and a persistent effort by courageous women for girls to achieve […]

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The Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Ladies

The Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Ladies

Our columnist James Haskell has advised on the best Valentine’s Day gifts for men, but if you are looking to treat a lucky lady, here’s our pick of special presents for February 14th…. Scrumptious chocolates GODIVA is a favourite with most ladies who have a sweet tooth. The good news is that they have launched […]

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The Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Men

Our columnist, International rugby player James Haskell, provides some shopping inspiration for the perfect Valentine’s Day treats to buy your man… I have a mixed opinion about Valentine’s Day. It seems to be just a very overtly commercial occasion, which puts loads of pressure on men to deliver for their partners. It’s hard enough being […]

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Award-winning Afternoon Tea at the Manor House in Castle Combe

Award-winning Afternoon Tea at the Manor House in Castle Combe

Sarah Bacon visits a chocolate box Cotswold village to indulge her sweet tooth… Whether you’re looking to escape for a quiet weekend in the Cotswolds, experience Michelin starred fine dining near Bath or play an award-winning golf course in the Wiltshire countryside, The Manor House Hotel in Castle Combe is your perfect luxury country house getaway. For […]

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Luxury Swimwear at Biondi Couture

Luxury Swimwear at Biondi Couture

By NATASHA EDDERY With Britain being so wet and miserable of late, many of you may be planning a beach getaway to soak up some much-needed vitamin D. We all want to look and feel fantastic on holiday and finding the right bikini is essential. So, if you are in desperate need of high fashion […]

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Sloaney TV: The delights of Raemoir House Hotel and Knock Gallery

Sloaney TV: The delights of Raemoir House Hotel and Knock Gallery

By LAURA TOOGOOD As regular readers of The Sloaney will know, my most recent travel assignment involved a stay at the beautiful Raemoir House Hotel, which is located in the remote countryside of Aberdeenshire. The trip proved to be an ideal country escape and is perfect for those looking to enjoy a luxury getaway in […]

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Quintessentially Supper Club Party at Momo

Quintessentially Supper Club Party at Momo

Quintessentially has announced a third Supper Club Party that will take place at Momo in March. These luxury events have previously proven a very popular social occasion on the London scene and this will be the first to take place in Mayfair. Tickets will be available to members of the public and tables range from […]

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The Arts Club announces hotel plans

The Arts Club announces hotel plans

The Arts Club is one of Mayfair’s most fashionable private members’ club and a favourite haunt of celebrities and members of the Royal Family alike. It will come as welcome news to those who frequent the exclusive venue that 16 hotel rooms will be added to the townhouse by the end of this year. Located […]

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Every Second Counts: The vibrant new fitness wear

Every Second Counts: The vibrant new fitness wear

Last week Sloaney TV was invited to attend the exclusive unveiling of the new Every Second Counts collection, which took place at 108 Marylebone Lane in West London. There is no better time to launch a new range of fitness wear than during ‘Healthy January’. With everyone hitting the gym and detoxing this month, on the […]

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A tour of the Royal Lochnagar Distillery

A tour of the Royal Lochnagar Distillery

By LAURA TOOGOOD If you have been flicking through our travel pages recently, you will have spotted my feature about Aberdeenshire in East Scotland. Earlier this month, I embarked on a countryside break to the luxurious Raemoir House in Royal Deeside, along with a member of the Sloaney TV team. Aside from enjoying long walks […]

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Travel Snapshot: Five reasons to visit Canada

Travel Snapshot: Five reasons to visit Canada

Friendly people, varied countryside and unique wildlife are just some of the top reasons to visit Canada. If you are planning your holidays for 2014, this is definitely a country worth considering… 1. The Scenery  Canada has a seemingly endless range of remarkable landscapes that even the best photographers have difficultly capturing on their lenses. The […]

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A love of bubbles: Enjoy a champagne gift from Billecart-Salmon

A love of bubbles: Enjoy a champagne gift from Billecart-Salmon

Champagne fans will be delighted to hear about Billecart-Salmon’s latest event, A Love of Bubbles. Although it has been launched to mark Valentine’s Day, we don’t think you have to be in a relationship to enjoy this romantic treat. A complimentary half bottle of Brut Rose will be gifted to everyone who purchases a bottle […]

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‘Nelson Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom’ art exhibition is extended

‘Nelson Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom’ art exhibition is extended

The Belgravia Gallery in London has been hosting the Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom exhibition, which presents a selection of powerful artwork by Nelson Mandela to commemorate his distinguished life. The gallery is pleased to announce that the exhibition will now continue for an additional period of time and will not close its doors […]

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Escape to the spectacular surroundings of Raemoir Country House

Escape to the spectacular surroundings of Raemoir Country House

LAURA TOOGOOD visits Raemoir Country House in Aberdeenshire for a walking holiday in the inspiring Scottish hillside… Health and fitness New Year resolutions are among the most common and I was certainly not alone when I made a vow to champion an active lifestyle in 2014. So, it seemed rather apt that I found myself flying […]

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Wildflower Café: Notting Hill welcomes a new café and bistro

Wildflower Café: Notting Hill welcomes a new café and bistro

January could be considered a brave time to open a restaurant by some, but it seems there was no better month to mark the opening of a refreshing new dining concept known as the Wildflower Café. We attended the launch party in Notting Hill to film for Sloaney TV and the venue was packed with […]

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The Fake Bake hero product: Airbrush Instant Self Tan Golden Bronze

The Fake Bake hero product: Airbrush Instant Self Tan Golden Bronze

The Sloaney Beauty Team have tried and tested a lot of self tans. We even have a snapshot guide to help you search stores for the best version to suit your needs.  Among our favourite products are those that provide long-lasting colour, a subtle glow for the face and a tan that even helps with […]

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The early bird… stays at the Hilton London Gatwick Hotel

The early bird… stays at the Hilton London Gatwick Hotel

By LAURA TOOGOOD Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, an early morning flight can be a real pain. While it normally means you will arrive at your destination as early as possible, a red-eye booking can mean getting up in the middle of the night in order to get to the airport on […]

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Bold Choices by Big Business: Corporate Art Surprises at Bonhams

Bold Choices by Big Business: Corporate Art Surprises at Bonhams

By REBECCA JARVEST  “Trust me,” glows a scribble of Barbie pink neon in characteristically erratic Tracey Emin scrawl. This brazen act of creativity is not what you would think might catch the eye of a multinational corporation. In a clever twist to kick off the New Year in style, a lavish exhibition at Bonhams declares […]

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Dry your hair extra fast with Cloud Nine’s Magical Quick Dry Potion

Dry your hair extra fast with Cloud Nine’s Magical Quick Dry Potion

If you have long or thick hair, you will certainly sympathise with frustrations about the time it takes to wash and dry. Whether you are in a rush to leave in the morning or have a swift early evening turnaround that involves showering and re-styling your hair, it always takes longer than you hoped. The […]

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Racing: Frankel fathers his first foal

We have some exciting news for racing fans across the globe! Frankel, the world’s greatest racehorse, has fathered his first foal. The mare, Chrysanthemum, delivered the newborn colt on the 11th of January 2014. The foal was conceived on Valentine’s Day last year and the excited owners at Coolmore believe he has his father’s looks. […]

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The Burns Night Party Guide

The Burns Night Party Guide

Having just returned from a fabulous trip to the Scottish Highlands, it seems apt to be writing about Burns Night. A host of celebratory events will be taking place on Saturday the 25th of January and although a Burns supper normally marks the occasion, several venues in London are hosting drinks parties. Burns night marks […]

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Explore the South African capital from Cape Town Hollow

Explore the South African capital from Cape Town Hollow

By KATIE ANN LAMB The air you smell, the sights you see, the food you taste, the language you hear, and the feeling you get; nothing compares to Cape Town. I have not visited Cape Town for over 10 years and yet it feels like only yesterday that I was last here. Nestled in the […]

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Mulberry introduce the Spring 2014 Collection with a special tea party

Mulberry introduce the Spring 2014 Collection with a special tea party

She’s the current darling of British fashion, so it was no surprise when Cara Delevingne landed the campaign for one of our best loved brands. The London supermodel is the face of Mulberry for Spring/Summer 2014 and she was joined by some rather adorable friends on the set of the latest shoot. Mulberry is celebrating […]

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A glimmer of Spring with the Brumani collection

A glimmer of Spring with the Brumani collection

Although we are still very much in the deep, dark depths of winter, there is nothing wrong with enjoying the occasional glimmer of spring. Pastel colours will be big for SS14 and we will also welcome the return of florals and feminine elegance. Spring fashion for the coming season is all about a fresh start. […]

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Refuel with the Moroccan breakfast at Mo’Cafe

Refuel with the Moroccan breakfast at Mo’Cafe

Momo has launched a delicious new breakfast menu to welcome 2014. Whether you are looking for somewhere a little different to host a business meeting or simply want to enjoy a tasty brunch before hitting the sales, the menu is sure to stand you in good stead for the day ahead. We love Momo here […]

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Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam mesmerises the audience at the Royal Albert Hall

Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam mesmerises the audience at the Royal Albert Hall

By LAURA TOOGOOD Last night I attended the premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s new show, Quidam, which was staged at the Royal Albert Hall in London and performed in front of a sell-out crowd. A plethora of celebrities walked the red carpet to show their support. Sir David Jason and Sir Paul Smith were joined by the […]

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Preventing insomnia: Tips for sleeping well

Preventing insomnia: Tips for sleeping well

If you suffer endless sleepless nights or find yourself waking up in the early hours of the morning and unable to doze off again, we have some top tips to help combat insomnia. If it is starting to get really bad then we recommend visiting your doctor, but trying some of these steps may save […]

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Discover a beauty oasis at The House of Rush

Discover a beauty oasis at The House of Rush

By LAURA TOOGOOD January is one of my least favourite months of the year. The festive fun is fast becoming a distant memory and after an unusually lengthy break – thanks to the calendar dates of 2013 – the post-Christmas blues have well and truly set in. I am definitely not the only one embarking […]

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James Haskell’s secrets to getting back into shape

By JAMES HASKELL Let’s face it; everyone lets themselves go over Christmas with a view to getting back into shape now. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to register for the gym, but what normally happens is that you go once or twice and then let things slip. Statistically speaking, sadly this […]